Drowning Injury Claims
Drowning Injury Facts
Drowning can lead to serious and long-term injuries and loss of vital physical functions. It is also considered as one of the major causes of accident fatalities in the U.S. particularly in children below the age of 15. In California, where many beaches and water parks are situated, drowning injury claims are often filed by the victims or their families in cases of wrongful death.
The California Drowning Prevention Foundation (CDPF) reveals that drowning incidents are most prevalent in Los Angeles among other cities in California. Thus, our personal injury defenders extend all their efforts to provide quality legal services to the victims. Regardless of the cause and conditions, we look at all the possible liabilities involved to make sure that our clients obtain justice and due recoveries.
The occurrence of drowning accidents can be prevented or at least lessened. You just have to follow these certain measures:
- Always have an adult to supervise your children on the pool area or beach. Kids can get rowdy sometimes and having an adult to check on them every now and then can significantly lessen the chances of them drowning.
- Avoid being intoxicated if you have plans to swim. Being drunk slows down your reaction time making it harder for you to swim or keep yourself afloat the waters. So slow down with the drinking, or avoid alcohol intake at all if you are swimming.
- Never play stunts or run on the pool side. Accidents happen no matter how much you take care. Why raise the odds of it happening by not being so careful when going out on a swim?
- Place a durable cover to pools that are not in use. This way, you can avoid people from jumping into it and cause accidents.
For water park owners or beach management, it is a must to position an adequate number of life guards in strategic points in the vicinity. This is to ensure the safety of their visitors and to avoid facing legal liabilities.
Knowing your legal rights
If you have encountered a near drowning experience or if someone in your family died in a drowning accident and negligence is the possible cause, insist your rights and pursue legal actions. Our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys can help you attain positive results and obtain the largest amount of damages possible.
With our more than a decade of experience in providing expert legal assistance to victims of accidents, you can be assured of the best representation in pursuing your drowning injury claims. Our able attorneys will help you in all the procedures; from accomplishing those legal documents to gathering vital pieces of evidence that will support your claims.